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The Rev. Dr. Javier “Jay” Alanis

The Rev. Dr. Javier “Jay” Alanis

Lutheran Heritage, Mexican Ancestry and the Future of the ELCA

The Rev. Dr. Javier “Jay” Alanis, executive director of the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest, presented “Lutheran Heritage, Mexican Ancestry and the Future of the ELCA,” at LSTC on Nov. 19, 2013, at 11:30 a.m.

In this Lutheran Heritage Lecture, Alanis has drawn on his own experience as the son of immigrants as he examines crossing borders in our time of border walls. He talks about how LSPS approaches theological education in our current context of militarized borders.

The Lutheran Heritage Lecture Series is free and open to the public and is designed to provide a contemporary perspective on the Lutheran tradition.

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About the Speaker

Born in San Juan, Texas along the U.S. – Mexico border, “Jay” Alanís is a second generation borderland Lutheran whose professional life includes working as an international auditor and accountant, practicing law in south Texas, serving as a pastor in San Antonio and now serving as the interim director at the Lutheran Seminary Program of the Southwest (LSPS) in Austin.  Prior to his appointment, he served as an Associate Professor of Theology, Culture and Mission and as the Associate Academic Dean.

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